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Football statistics due by Wednesday

The Augusta Chronicle publishes weekly statistical leaders compiled from the area’s high school football teams.

Coaches are asked to submit statistics each week by fax to (706) 823-3408 or by e-mail to wayne.staats@augusta chronicle.com.

Leaders in kicking, interceptions, passing yards, punting average, rushing yards, receiving yards, sacks, tackles, and total touchdowns will be tracked.

Call staff writer Wayne Staats at (706) 823-3425 with any questions.

Colleges

Memphis punter gets weekly award

Memphis punter Tom Hornsey was named the Ray Guy Award Player of the Week, according to an announcement from the Augusta Sports Council.

Hornsey had six punts for 281 yards, an average of 46.8 yards, in the win against Tennessee-Martin on Saturday.

• In New York, Louisville’s Rebecca Shine, a Westminster graduate, and doubles partner Julia Fellerhoff fell to Georgia Tech’s Megan Kurey and Kendell Woodward 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the final of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Division I National Indoor Tournament on Sunday at the Billy Jean King National Tennis Center.

Auto Racing

Pastrana says he is leaving NASCAR

Travis Pastrana said Monday he’s leaving NASCAR after this weekend’s season finale Nationwide Series race at Homestead.

The 17-time X-Games medalist announced his decision on his Facebook page. He cited a lack of sponsorship, a desire to spend time with his wife and new daughter, and frustration over his struggles in NASCAR as his reasons for leaving the sport.

Olympics

Owens’ gold medal will go up for sale

One of the four Olympic gold medals won by track and field star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games is set to go on the auction block.

SCP Auctions says the medal could sell for upward of $1 million in the online auction that runs from Nov. 20-Dec. 7.

Owens won gold in the 100- and 200-meters, the 400 relay and the long jump.

According to the Laguna Niguel-based auction house, the medal to be sold is unidentifiable to a specific event.

Soccer

Barcelona’s Messi is out until 2014

Lionel Messi probably won’t play again until 2014.

Barcelona said Monday that the four-time world player of the year has another leg injury – his third of the season – and this time needs six to eight weeks to recover. That would rule Messi out until about Christmas, when the Spanish league takes its annual winter break.

The forward sustained a left hamstring tear Sunday in Barcelona’s win at Real Beti.


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